Monday, May 24, 2010

London: Cheshire Street

After we had lunch at St John Bread and Wine, we drove around the East End of London. One of the places I really wanted to visit on this trip is a shop called Labour and Wait. A friend had told me about it, and it seemed like the English version of Manufactum, a store in Munich that I am pretty much obsessed with. It was really small, but had a very nice edit of things. Also on that street (Cheshire) were a couple of other cute shops. It's definitely a street to check out, as is the area around Calvert Street (I really liked the look of this cafe called Leila ), and around the new-ish Terence Conran hotel called the Boundary.
(above four pictures from Labour and Wait)
(Above two pictures from Mar Mar, right next to Labour and Wait, a very cute shop with a more whimsical, French-y vibe)
(Above three pictures from Shelf, also on Cheshire Street--great notebooks and clever kid gifts like an old-school camper)
(Above two pictures from Leila's Cafe and Shop on Calvert St.)

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